Teen Parents, Grandfather Let Toddler Smoke Marijuana

Two teenage parents have been arrested after being accused of letting their 23-month-old child smoke marijuana, authorities in upstate New York said Saturday.

George Kelsey, 18, Jessica Kelsey, 17, and her father, Don Baker, 54, all of Mayfield, were charged with second-degree reckless endangerment and endangering the welfare of a child, the Chatauqua County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to NBC News.

The adults “helped, observed or encouraged” the tot to smoke pot from a lighted bowl at the family’s apartment on Dec. 5, The Buffalo News reported. The three were arrested and the child and a sibling were taken into state custody, NBC station WGRZ of Buffalo reported.

A spokeswoman for the Chatauqua County Jail said the three adults were still being held Saturday night in lieu of $10,000 cash or $20,000 bond each.


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